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wordonfire ^ | February 27, 2013 | Fr. Robert Barron

Posted on 02/27/2013 12:03:29 PM PST by NYer

Father Barron will be teaming up with NBC and MSNBC to report on the events at the Vatican as Pope Benedict XVI abdicates the papacy this Thursday, February 28th. On the blog, we will keep you informed of upcoming media appearances as they are announced.

Please keep the Pope—and the Cardinals who will soon elect a new pope—in your prayers during this time of transition.

Look for Father Barron Wednesday (2/27) and Thursday (2/28) on MSNBC throughout the day with ongoing coverage. He will be on the national broadcast and on local NBC affiliates off-and-on throughout the morning, beginning at 4:30 am Eastern.

Here is the press release regarding Father Barron's coverage of this monumental event in the Church.


Papal Audience (Live)
Wed. Feb. 27 at 3 PM ET, & Thurs. Feb. 28 at 11 PM ET
Meeting with the Cardinals (Live)
Thurs. Feb. 28 at 4:30 AM ET, 9 AM ET, & 2 PM ET
Daily Dispatch (Live)
Thurs. Feb. 28 at 6:30 AM ET, 1 PM ET & 9 PM ET
Pope's Departure (Live)
Thurs. Feb. 28 at 10:30 AM ET 3:30 PM ET, & Fri. March 1 at 3:00 AM ET

TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events

1 posted on 02/27/2013 12:03:35 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

NBC? Good luck to Fr. Barron!

2 posted on 02/27/2013 12:04:36 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

I figured they’d try to book Father Pflager

3 posted on 02/27/2013 12:10:45 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: NYer

Fr. Greeley no longer doing television appearances?

4 posted on 02/27/2013 12:37:44 PM PST by Oratam
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To: JaguarXKE; Oratam

Perhaps NBC / MSNBC is trying to bolster their ratings. I was wondering if he will also be featured on The Weather Channel which is now aligned with NBC ; - )

5 posted on 02/27/2013 12:42:05 PM PST by NYer (“Beware the man of a single book.” - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: Oratam
Fr. Greeley no longer doing television appearances?

Andrew Greeley, Outspoken Catholic Priest Is Silenced After Traumatic Brain Injury

6 posted on 02/27/2013 12:45:35 PM PST by NYer (“Beware the man of a single book.” - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

That is good news. It should give him lots of time to prepare for death while being out of our hair, which seems a grace all around.

7 posted on 02/27/2013 1:01:33 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: NYer; Hieronymus

I’m sorry to read that. It must be a tremendous burden on his family. God is slow to anger and, to Hieronymus’s point, abounding in love.

8 posted on 02/27/2013 1:16:27 PM PST by Oratam
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To: NYer

Fr. Barron on MSNBC? Wow. Talk about sitting down with tax collectors and sinners!!!

9 posted on 02/27/2013 1:17:37 PM PST by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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Father Barron on MSNBC...

Now, that is almost High Drama as far as Christian watching goes.

Something tells me that, NBC simply did a google search and saw he did the Special Series, “Catholicism”, and signed him up.

Could be some interesting fireworks here.

10 posted on 02/27/2013 1:23:11 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: NYer
NBC? Good luck to Fr. Barron!

Love Barron, but I won't watch MSNBC.

11 posted on 02/27/2013 1:56:43 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: NYer

OH MAN I be home watching little bit of Papal leaving coverage on EWTN network

This going be historical moment for the world when the last time Pope resign 600 years ago? LOL!

12 posted on 02/27/2013 1:58:35 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NYer

Maybe Father Baton can help them get the wording right.




13 posted on 02/27/2013 2:51:28 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
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14 posted on 02/27/2013 2:53:08 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

At least the viewers of NBC and MSNBC will get the truth about what’s going on.

15 posted on 02/27/2013 7:45:49 PM PST by SuziQ
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